Broadway cafe hit by burglar Sunday


An individual broke into Jerusalem Cafe & Grill located at 5983-B Broadway on the morning of June 12 around 3 by entering the rear window of the establishment, according to the owner of the store.

The thief made away with an automotive diagnostic computer worth $9,300 the owner agreed to store in his establishment for a friend as well as around $3,500 in cash, according to the owner.


Wallet thief

A 79-year-old man who was exiting a parking garage located at the shopping plaza on 171 W. 230th St. on Friday, June 3 at around 3:45 p.m., was grabbed from behind by a male. That person then took the victim’s wallet, which contained $1,000 in cash.

The perpetrator fled the shopping plaza, heading south on Exterior Street.

Cameras in the area caught the incident on video, however no arrests have been made yet.

The victim told police he was not injured.


Man mugged, beaten on subway

A 49-year-old man was attacked and robbed while sitting on a bench on the southbound platform at the Broadway and West 225th Street 1 train station at about 6 a.m., on June 5.

Another man approached him, and reportedly unprovoked, punched him in the face multiple times.

The attacker then took the man’s iPhone 13 from his hand before running off.

Police valued the iPhone is approximately $1,000, which also contained the man’s credit card.

He refused medical attention.

The alleged attacker is described as a dark-skinned male, approximately 30 years old, 6-foot tall, 250 pounds with black hair, a black beard, and last seen wearing a white T-shirt with the words “Sports Glory” on the back. He also had on white shorts and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-8477.

Tips can also be submitted to CrimeStoppers.NYPDOnline.org, or on Twitter  at the NYPDTips handle.

All calls, police say, are strictly confidential.


Washed checks

A man reported to police that someone had fished out a check he had sent from a mailbox located on the corner of West 236th Street and Riverdale Avenue on May 16 at 11:30 a.m.

The perpetrator then altered the name of the check recipient.

The check was written out for $3,350.

Police did not find any cameras nearby the mailbox and no arrests have been made.



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